Jillian Burbol is the coolest chick you'll find at any store, and she's not even trying.
A fashion marketing graduate from Parsons, she began her wonder woman retail career as a J. Crew associate who was asked to step over into the Madewell world back when the brand had only 20 stores to its name. As if being a building block of the brand in several different cities wasn't enough, Burbol was also one of the very first Madewell Stylists. Burbol brought her effortlessly cool style from New York to Phoenix back in the spring of 2012. The rest has been ridiculously stylish (and denim-filled) history.
Burbol is currently the HR Manager at Madewell in Scottsdale Fashion Square. You can catch her there most days rocking all kinds of print, texture, and denim-mixing looks with ease.
What are you wearing right now? Madewell on Madewell on Madewell!
What's the last item of clothing you bought? The Madwell Bistro Mini Skirt
Name five items every woman should have in her closet. 1) Ankle boots with a manageable heel 2) Black denim jeans 3) A great denim jacket 4) Lots of chambray shirts 5) A necklace that is good for day or night
What's the one fashion trend you can't stand? High-low skirts. Why do people still make those?!
Give us a childhood memory of you and clothes. When I was younger, I used to get really excited about my spring gear. I had some awesome fuschia bike shorts, some white Keds, an oversized tee shirt, and scrunched socks.
What is your one piece of fashion advice for Phoenix? It's threefold: Don't overthink your outfits, leave the bedazzling at home, and, most importantly, you can still layer in the heat.
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